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Fiero2 04-01-2014 06:15 PM

When does Lowe's bill thier customers for installations
I am getting new siding for my house Lowe's gave me a total of about 13,000 for the whole project. I was wondering is there a deposit I will need to put up (sure there is)? I have the funds available but I don't want to hand over the full amount until the job is complete. I forgot to ask this question when I had the guy out a few weeks ago!

Thanks Jim

oldognewtrick 04-01-2014 06:23 PM

My first question is, why would you go to Lowes for siding installation? All they do is get an installer and mark his price up. My suggestion would be to get a reputable siding company and have them do the install, and NEVER pay for the comple job untill you are 100% satisfied. If you don't know a good siding company, call the local siding supply house and ask them for a couple referals. They should give you the names of reputable companys who are established and pay their bills.

Just my :2cents:

nealtw 04-01-2014 07:03 PM

Yep, what oldog said.

nealtw 04-01-2014 07:24 PM

Does that include removing old siding and did they talk about fixing things that they find a problem with when the get there. Watch out for the guy that can give you a fixed price with out knowing what he will find. It can be done if, he quotes high enough to cover anything he might find or quote low and not look for anything and not fix anything.

oldognewtrick 04-01-2014 07:29 PM

I would also ask whoever you choose, about what they are planning to do in reguards to weather sealing the house envelope. Now is the time to seal cracks and voids, add a material like tyvek and try to make your house a little more energy efficient.

Once again...:2cents:

Wuzzat? 04-01-2014 07:38 PM

Watch for this trick.

We were walking around in HD and saw we could have our kitchen remodeled for $2K (this number pulls you in, the lowball).

So we had her run the software for our kitchen and it came out to be $18K (to disconnect you from the idea that you can have this for $2K).

Before we keeled over she said there was a special on today so we could have the kitchen for $16K (so they're doing us a favor by taking some off the price).

nealtw 04-01-2014 07:40 PM
Feiro: aren't you glad you asked.:D

oldognewtrick 04-01-2014 07:43 PM

When Lowes first started providing roofing installations around here they talked to us...we politely declined.

slownsteady 04-01-2014 08:54 PM


Originally Posted by nealtw (Post 102825)
Feiro: aren't you glad you asked.:D

Did you catch the date on that article? It was written in 2005.:2cents:

Chris 04-01-2014 09:03 PM

Here in CA it is illegal as a contractor to ask for more than 10% up to $1,000 max as a down payment.

I personally don't ask for any down and bill when the job is done or monthly if it is a long project.

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